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Jean Youn’s Tips and Insight: Giving thanks

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Photo courtesy Guest Blogger Jean Youn

Photo courtesy Guest Blogger Jean Youn

 Tomorrow is a big holiday in Korea.

It is called Chu-Seok , and it is the Korean equivalent of America’s Thanksgiving.

In Korea, it is a five day long celebration.

During Chu-Seok, the first harvests of grains and fruits are prepared and it is day where Koreans give thanks to their ancestors. The seasons in Korea are similar to how it is in the Northeastern United States.

So in terms of the weather and seasons, it’s a little hard to prepare the first harvests.

Why do they do it so early?

In Korea, July and August is when they get their monsoon season, typhoons, and sometimes periods of drought. So when September comes around, the weather gets so much calmer and nicer, so it’s ideal for first harvests.

Still, it is a little too early for a full harvest.

However, considering that the summer months are so harsh, the fall season is welcomed because of its much calmer weather, which gives people reason to be thankful. That is why Chu-Seok is celebrated during this time.

Our American Thanksgiving is still another two months away, but there are always reasons to be thankful no matter what time of year it is.

So in the spirit of Korean Thanksgiving, Chu-Seok, I would like to give many thanks to all of my customers and readers.

I hope that this week will give you many reasons to be thankful.


Jean Youn is the owner of Value Village Cleaners at 912 West Glenoaks Boulevard in Glendale 91202. For details on services, coupons and more, check out the Value Village Cleaners website here.

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